Eleonisia Mandola

Eleonisia Mandola graduated in Modern Literature, with a three-year thesis in Romance Philology entitled The influence of khargia on the Galician-Portuguese tradition, tutor Prof. C. Lee, with a grade of 110/110 cum laude, at the University of the Studies of Salerno.
In 2015 she collaborated with the DOC (Online Dictionary of Medieval Occitan), tutor Prof. S. Galano, at DIPSUM.
In the same year she graduated in Modern Philology, with a master’s thesis, in Dante Philology and Criticism, entitled Preliminaries for the study of the tradition of Paradise, tutor Prof. F. Sanguineti, with a mark of 110/110 cum laude, at the University of Salerno.
An extensive article then emerged from the master’s thesis work, For the ‘collatio’ of ‘Paradise’, «Dante Studies», vol. LXXXI (2016), pp. 289-331.
In 2018, winner of the “Help teaching” competition, she obtained the appointment as an expert in the subject in Italian Philology and in Dante Philology and Criticism.
In 2019, he participated, as a discussant, in Workshop 12 The critical edition of the Comedy, Società Dantesca Italiana, Florence, March 28, 2019.
Among her latest publications, the critical edition, Dante, Paradiso I-XVII. Critical edition in light of the oldest Florentine code, Genova, Il Melangolo, 2018, pp. 7-268 and Dante, Paradiso XVIII-XXXIII. Critical edition in light of the most ancient Florentine code, Genova, il Melangolo, 2019, pp. 7-228; Introduction to Dante. Inferno. Critical edition in light of the most ancient Florentine code. Laurenziano Pluteo 40 12, edited by F. Sanguineti, Genova, il Melangolo, 2020, pp. 9-14.
The essay The Petrocchi’s edition “in light of the most ancient Florentine code, in Workshop 12 The critical edition of the ‘Commedia’, Società Dantesca Italiana, 28 March 2019, Florence, SISMEL and The cinema in Sanguineti’s letters to Sanguineti, «Sinestesie», article born thanks to the collaboration (from 2019) with the Edoardo Sanguineti Research Center, directed by Clara Allasia, for the edition of Edoardo Sanguineti’s letters to his eldest son (see the website at https://www.centrosanguineti.unito.it/it/attivita/ricerca).

Research project

Title: For the critical edition of an unpublished correspondence: 586 letters from Edoardo Sanguineti

Theme of the research
In the private library of the Sanguineti’s family there are over five hundred letters that the poet Edoardo Sanguineti wrote to his eldest son between 1978 and 1979. These letters have recently been made available to the Edoardo Sanguineti Research Center, in which the universities of Turin, Genoa, Milan and Salerno are involved.
This correspondence stands out for a peculiarity that is difficult to find in other letters of the late twentieth century. Sanguineti’s texts are inspired by the typical model of the classicism, such as Epistulae morales ad Lucilium by Seneca. In fact, in these letters Sanguineti draws, day after day, a sort of portrait of his century, through many considerations on literature, theatre, cinema and arts. These reflections are related not only with both the creative and critical production of the author, but also with the remarkable unpublished material still preserved by the poet’s family, and, furthermore, they offer new and important informations about Sanguineti’s life, his interests and his works. For example, Sanguineti talks about Dante, Foscolo, Moravia and Gozzano, on which he published some important critical essays. He also dwells on his readings, on the works of art he loves, on the films he has seen, giving proof of the vastness of its culture. The project aims to prepare the complete and commented critical edition of the unpublished letters above described.
This research is a part of a larger project powered by the Edoardo Sanguineti Research Center. The aim is to valorize Edoardo Sanguineti’s unknown and unpublished documents recently found, such as his thesis, his interviews, his speeches on TV and radio, his lexicographical archive and, above all, his letters and his personal writings.